CDC’s Sarah Tamosetis (from the left) tries out the new sensory equipment donated by The Realm of Toys owners Jazmyn and Joan Douillard.

CDC’s Sarah Tamosetis (from the left) tries out the new sensory equipment donated by The Realm of Toys owners Jazmyn and Joan Douillard.

CDC thrilled with equipment donation

The Realm of Toys recently donated a special piece of equipment to the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre.

The Realm of Toys recently donated a special piece of equipment to the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre that provides both light and motion sensations.

“It will be great for some of our children who need a little more sensory input,” says CDC occupational therapist Sarah Tamosetis. “We are very excited about having this equipment.”

Tamosetis says they have heard of sensory trays before but not one like this one with all the bells and whistles. She says it will be helpful working with children from ages three and up.

The main translucent light box not only shakes at various speeds but changes colours. The big round tray above the box can be filled with water or sand or other play material and also shakes at various speeds.

The Realm of Toys owners Jazmyn Douillard and her mother Joan Douillard said they came across the equipment in August while attending the toy show in Toronto in.

“We couldn’t help ourselves,” Joan says.

She says they bought one of the sensory activity centres to donate to the CDC and have a second one available for sale in their store along with other items they have brought in for their new educational section.

Created by the Roylco company the equipment is valued at $475. It is designed to produce simultaneous tactile, auditory and visual effects.